Gilpin County Fair August 17-19, 2018

New events and attractions

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the fun, new attractions coming to the Gilpin County Fair on August 17-19 at the Gilpin County Fairgrounds. For the full schedule, contest information and more, visit

Zombie Paint and Shoot Party – Bring yourself and your friends Friday night for a glow-in-the-dark paint party with zombie paintball. Our DJ will also be there playing your favorite songs. Food is available. We look forwards to seeing all ages at this new event!

Royalty – For the first time ever, Gilpin County Fair will be crowning royalty! No one knows who it is yet, so join us on Friday evening for the big reveal and their crowning. (Highschool juniors and seniors are eligible for this scholarship-based program; look for 2019 applications next spring.)

Motorcycle Stunt Show – Watch motorcycle riders jump, wheelie, balance on platforms, and perform tricks in this mototrials-type show.

Top Hogs – Have you ever seen a pig play soccer, count or fetch mail? Well here’s your chance!

Women’s Horseshoes Contest – New this year, we’re adding a women’s division to the Horseshoes Contest.

Gilpin County Fair Official Booth – Purchase your 2018 Fair t-shirt, DVD and other swag here. Plus, enter your Gilpin Gourmet Contest entries at this booth near the rides and stage.

Experience Drones – Watch the experts from Rocky Mountain Flyers pilot their drones, then try one yourself!

Timberline Fire Rescue Skill Demonstration – Your local fire department will be demonstrating a rope rescue haul and showing you how they are prepared to help you in an emergency.

Live bands & shows – Catch Nashville recording artist, Ashton Lee, perform Country hits on the Stage, along with local dance, theater and rock music groups.

Watering Hole – You’ve always been able to enjoy beer while at the Fair, but now you can also get an ice cold, hard lemonade or cider at the Watering Hole.

Ventriloquist – Watch an award-winning ventriloquist and her puppets in this family-friendly show.

They’re back… Bungee trampolines – Everyone’s favorite bungee trampolines are back!

Photo Contest – Enter your photos of the 2018 Fair or vote for your favorites, all on Facebook.

Snapchat – Did you know we’re not only on Facebook, but also on Instagram and Snapchat? Be sure to like, follow, and add Gilpin County Fair.

For More Info

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